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This was sent in by a user. It will make you think......... "What are everyone's thoughts on the DMF and ASMFC about to declare the red drum FMP a success? Keep in mind that this is also based on data from 2009. It is coming. I personally think they are far from being recovered, and believe this is a push by the DMF to allow a larger harvest allotment in the future. The flounder net closures that will be coming in 2014 because of turtle interactions, and the DMF/ASMFC trying to say red drum are recovered, I don't think it is a coincidence. Just another fallacy to keep the commercial guys making money on a species that are to only be allowed as bycatch. We have all heard about the wonderful year class coming. Well that "wonderful year class" has been pounded this winter by the netters, even after the closure. You have seen pictures of them here laying on the bank to die. "Keep the guys working at all costs." Thoughts, comments? Keep in mind Dr Louis Daniel is now the chair of the ASMFC."The above was shared on our Fishin'Topsail Facebook page by Allen Jernigan of Breadman Ventures.